You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook.
The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go.
You can't, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity. It is his clear duty.
The mind of man is capable of anything.
Never test another man by your own weakness.
The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.
A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavor to do, he drowns.
A man's real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love.
Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.
I can't tell if a straw ever saved a drowning man, but I know that a mere glance is enough to make despair pause. For in truth we who are creatures of impulse are not creatures of despair.
For all that has been said of the love that certain natures (on shore) have professed for it, for all the celebrations it has been the object of in prose and song, the sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.
A man's most open actions have a secret side to them.
They talk of a man betraying his country, his friends, his sweetheart. There must be a moral bond first. All a man can betray is his conscience.